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Center for Engagement and Community Development

CECD and the Staley School of Leadership Studies Kick off Fall Engagement Brown Bags

K-State offers a variety of programs that provide opportunities to learn about and reflect upon engaged scholarship through research, teaching and outreach. The Center for Engagement and Community Development and the Staley School of Leadership Studies have designed a brown bag engagement series to promote professional development and enhance the student engagement experience. These professional development sessions are designed for faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students. The sessions will highlight the concept of university-community engagement, help faculty think about developing community-based research and engagement skills, and provide foundational training for the next generation of engaged scholars.

The four brown bag engagement sessions this fall will focus on: service learning, characteristics of effective community-engaged scholarship, integrating community-engaged scholarship into departmental governance documents, and benchmarking campus engagement. These interactive sessions will encourage faculty and students to critically reflect on the process and content of community-engaged scholarship. “These sessions provide a great space to connect with colleagues across disciplines and advance our collective engagement efforts at Kansas State,” according to Trish Gott, associate director of the Staley School of Leadership Studies.

The first brown bag session will take place on Friday, September 4, 2015 and the topic will be community engagement as exercising leadership. Faculty from the Staley School of Leadership Studies will be conducting the session and will take place 9:00-10:00 a.m. in the Leadership Studies Building, room 247.

Our future upcoming brown bag sessions, held in Leadership Studies 247, are:

* October 2, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. The topic will be characteristics of effective community-engaged scholarship, presented by Dr. Briana Nelson Goff from Family Studies and Human Services.

* November 6, 2015 from 9:00-10:00 a.m. Dr. Elaine Johannes from the School of Family Studies and Human Services and Dr. Huston Gibson from Landscape Architecture and Regional and Community Planning will present on the topic of rewarding community-engaged scholarship in departmental governance.

* December 4, 2015 from 12:00-1:00 p.m. Dr. David Procter from the Center for Engagement and Community Development will lead that session, benchmarking engagement with K-State’s EBT.

This series of engagement brown bags is free and open to all faculty, staff, and students. For any questions regarding the series, contact the Center for Engagement and Community Development at (785) 532-6868.